The Bottom Line
Can't decide whether you want a cordless drill, a cordless screw
driver or a cordless impact driver? Now, you don't have to decide, because the Rockwell 3rill 3in1 Cordless Drill/Driver/Impact Driver combines all three into one tool. This combo unit has a 4-position selector switch on top of the unit that allows switching between two standard drilling speeds, screwdriver
and impact drill. Essentially you can handle the workload of the three different styles of drill with this one unit. While there is some room for improvement, it represents a solid tool available at a good price.
- Very versatile, with a drill, driver and impact driver all in one unit
- 22-position clutch behind the 1/4-inch hex collet locking sleeve
- Comfortable ergonomic grip
- Weighs in at 2.7 pounds
- With the position of the angled handle, the unit is a bit front heavy
- The LED light is adequate, but not as bright as one might desire
- An on-unit bit screw holder would be a welcome addition
- Variable speed control for speeds of 0-600 RPM (screwdriver), 0-2200 (impact driver) and 0-600/0-2200 (Lo/Hi drill).
- Max torque of 800 in-lbs in impact mode (150 in-lbs in drill mode).
- Drilling capacity of 7/8-inches in wood and 5/16-inches in steel.
- 30-minute charging time with the included charger on the 12-volt Lithium-Ion batteries.
- Covered by Rockwell's 2-year limited warranty.
Guide Review - Rockwell 3rill 3in1 Cordless Drill/Driver/Impact Driver Review
The Rockwell 3rill 3in1 Cordless Drill/Driver/Impact Driver is likely one of the most versatile cordless drill
units on the market. Having the combination of all three of the most popular cordless drill variations in one tool may make this unit a keeper. The 1/4-inch hex-style collet
(instead of a 3/8-inch 3-jaw chuck) is becoming more widely used by drill manufacturers, and 1/4-inch hex-style bits are readily available. The advantage of the quick-change hex-style collet far outweighs the advantages of the more traditional chuck (which can slip and loosen, allowing bits to fall out of the chuck).
While there are a few improvements I'd like to see (a little bit better balance, as the unit is somewhat front-heavy, a brighter LED light and so on), there's not a lot to complain about. The unit comes with a few bits, two batteries and a 30-minute charger, all in a soft-side case that is big enough to carry a few other small items along with the drill, charger and batteries.
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